Williams accepting of whatever his future holds


Williams accepting of whatever his future holds

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The dust has settled in the feud between Kenny Williams
and Ozzie Guillen. Who won? Who lost? Thats open to interpretation. Williams is the last man standing with the White Sox. Guillen is in Miami with the security of a 4-year, 10 million contract with the Marlins.

If the White Sox are able to turn their fortunes around in 2012, who will get a lions share of the credit?


But if the White Sox dont succeed, and its another season of misery, who will get most of the blame?


His boss, Jerry Reinsdorf is one of the most loyal owners in professional sports. Despite the White Sox winning just one playoff game since 2005, Reinsdorf has stayed with Williams through thick and thin.

How long will that same loyalty exist? No one knows the answer. But on the day that pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, Williams let it be known that if hes not able to change the fortunes of the White Sox franchise, hes willing to walk away from the post.

I felt fortunate to be a part of this whole equation, Williams said. If there comes a time where Jerry Reinsdorf believes theres somebody who can do this job in a better way and provide him with a better chance to win and build an organization, and do the things that it takes to build an organization, Ill be the first to step up and say, Listen you need to make this move, and well be anything but grateful and thankful and Ill move on my way or move into a different position if he were to suggest that.

Its professional sports. If you do not win, and it has been three years since weve gone to the playoffs, if you dont win, changes are made. I have gone into this situation knowing that. I can accept it if ultimately thats the call. And we can go out the next day, he can call me up and well go out for a steak and a cigar. It will be all good."

White Sox Talk Podcast: Ode to Mark Buehrle


White Sox Talk Podcast: Ode to Mark Buehrle

With the news that the White Sox will retire Mark Buehrle's jersey this summer, we replay Chuck Garfien's 2011 interview with Buehrle who recalls all the big moments of his White Sox career: the perfect game, no-hitter, World Series save, his first and only home run, sliding on the tarp during rain delays and much, much more.

Also, John Buehrle (Mark's dad) joins Chuck and Ryan McGuffey to talk about the jersey retirement and Buehrle's White Sox career. Chuck and Ryan also share their favorite Buehrle stories.

Check out the latest edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast here:

Rick Renteria: White Sox not overly concerned about Todd Frazier's injury

Rick Renteria: White Sox not overly concerned about Todd Frazier's injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- They plan to stay vigilant, but the White Sox say Todd Frazier's left oblique injury isn't severe. 

A day after he said Frazier is day to day with what he described as a left oblique strain, manager Rick Renteria said the third baseman has improved.

"He's actually feeling good today, Renteria said. "Our purpose was to hold him back a little bit. Those side issues, muscular issues, oblique issues, they could be a pain in the rear, but it depends on the severity of those types of injuries. Right now it's just a mild soreness, so we're not concerned about it too much."

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Renteria also said outfielder Charlie Tilson has shown some improvement. The hope is Tilson, who is expected to be sidelined for 10 days with a stress reaction in his right foot, could start limited activities on Friday.

Renteria also suggested Carlos Rodon could participate in his first bullpen session shortly. Rodon only began to play catch last Friday and hasn't pitched off the mound yet in camp.

"He feels good and he'll be out there soon," Renteria said. "He's extending and he feels good. He's holding it back a little bit."